Everything We Know About 'The Baby-Sitters Club' Season 2

Are we heading back to Stonybrook anytime soon?

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When Netflix's adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club hit the streaming service in early July 2020, it turned out to be a thoroughly modern interpretation of Ann M. Martin's bestselling classic book series, giving life to familiar storylines while adding its own creative twists. The show got rave reviews from critics and held strong on Netflix's Top 10 list for weeks after its release, so it's safe to assume that we'll be heading back to the suburbs of Stonybrook in no time. Here's everything we know so far about where The Baby-Sitters Club will go from here. 

Will there be a Season 2 of The Baby-Sitters Club?

Yes! In October 2020, The official Netflix Australia and New Zealand Twitter account (oddly) confirmed a renewal with a video post of the whole cast lip-synching the original theme song from the '90s HBO show. 

When the series stopped publishing in 2000, 213 Baby-Sitters Club novels had been written, so the show has plenty of plot fodder to choose from in subsequent seasons. 

When will Season 2 come out?

The next season was scheduled to start shooting in February 2021, with a wrap in April 2021. If that holds, and production hasn't paused or delayed due to COVID restrictions, we could likely see new Baby-Sitters Club episodes as soon as fall 2021. The episodes are fairly short (none are longer than 30 minutes), so they won't take nearly as long as a 10-episode season with hour-long installments to shoot. 

What will Season 2 be about? 

We have no clue about definite plotlines, but one thing we can be sure about is that Jessi Ramsey (played by Anais Lee) will have a much bigger part in the new season. Show creator Rachel Shukert confirmed on Twitter and later to Variety that Jessi will be a much more frequent presence in Season 2. In an interview with Vanity Fair, when asked about hopes for a following season she replied, "There's so many. I love how Kristy evolves in her new family. I always have really loved Mary Anne and Dawn—as their parents get closer, how that kind of changes their relationship." 

The cast has also voiced their hopes for what could happen in the new season: Shay Rudolph said she hopes her character Stacey doesn't move back to New York like she does in the books, and Sophie Grace hopes her character Kristy ends up coaching Kristy's Krushers, a softball team from the books. 

Who is in the cast?

We can safely assume that all of the core cast will return for another season of The Baby-Sitters Club. That includes club founder Kristy Thomas (Sophie Grace), members Claudia Kishi (Momona Tamada), Stacey McGill (Shay Rudolph), Mary-Anne Spier (Malia Baker), and Dawn Shafer (Xochitl Gomez), and their various parents, inducing Kristy's mom Elizabeth (Alicia Silverstone), as well as her new stepdad and step-family, Mary-Anne's helicopter dad Richard (Marc Evan Jackson), and Claudia's grandmother Mimi (Takayo Fischer). 

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